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Any one who practiced medicine in Germany in the seventeenth century, and who desired a "practical" book on the diseases of children might and probably would have bought Grüling's little book on the subject. It is not an important contribution, but it is interesting as an example of the books which were in use at that period.
Grüling was born in 1593, at Stolberg on the Harz. He studied medicine, and for a short time settled in Nordhausen, where he rendered noteworthy service in the plague epidemic of 1626. The following year he went back to his native town, and spent the remainder of his life there. He was an important personage in Stolberg, where he was physician to the Count Stolberg and at one time Burgomeister.
Grüling was a rather prolific writer, and among his contributions was a work on chemistry and the various preparations used in medicine. It
RUHRÄH J. PHILIP GERHARD GRÜLING 1593-1667. Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(3):611–613. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930030153017
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